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Governor Signs Budget, Vetoes Line Items

HARRISBURG —  Governor Corbett signed the state budget on Thursday but used his power to veto certain parts of the spending plan.

It has been 10 days since the governor was handed a budget approved by state lawmakers.

Governor Corbett claims the state legislature did not do its job to keep spending in line with revenue.

He criticized lawmakers for failing to deal with pension reform and announced that he’s vetoing $65 million from the general assembly’s own budget.

“I am forcing mutual sacrifice with the general assembly through the governor’s ability to line item veto and hold spending in budgetary reserve,” Governor Corbett said.

The state legislature could still override the governor’s line item vetoes

8 comments

  • Bobby Alipour

    Are you guys stupid? He’s trying to do some pension reform. BECAUSE LOOK WHAT THE CRAPPY PENSIONS DID TO SCRANTON, WE’RE HUNDREADS OF MILLIONS IN DEBT BECAUSE OF PENSIONS, WE’RE BROKE BECAUSE OF CRAPPY PENSIONS AND BIG UNIONS. YOU BIG IDIOTS, LEARN WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT, BEFORE YOU COMMENT YOUR STUPID CRAP ON HERE. HE’S TRYING TO BETTER THE STATE AND GET EVERY COUNTY OUT OF DEBT! PENSIONS ARE A HORRIBLE IDEA, AND WE NEE SOME REFORM, WHICH IS WHAT HE IS TRYING TO DO!

  • Alexis D.

    I have never heard a more ignorant man in my life than this dipwad, Corbett. This guy needs to retire to Florida and join the rest of his kind!!!

  • Me

    Medical marijuana bills have sat on this goofs desk since he took office. Kids are suffering every minute. Half the country sees its medical purpose. And this goof would rather see kids suffer. All he wants is the lottery privatized and liquor sales privatized. That’s all he is about. Another corrupt thief in the night

    • Monica

      That is why we need to vote for Tom Wolf. Someone who cares about what the people of this state want. Not the stupid untrue crap that fills the head of Corbett. I know people in their 80’s who are less homophobic and more open to change than Corbett.

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